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RE: cygutils cygstart eats program arguments
- From: "Dave Korn" <dk at artimi dot com>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2004 14:14:42 +0100
- Subject: RE: cygutils cygstart eats program arguments
> -----Original Message-----
> From: cygwin-owner On Behalf Of Robert Schmidt
> Sent: 25 October 2004 22:56
> Mark Paulus wrote:
> > Have you tried using a -- to indicate end of arguments
> > to cygstart:
> > cygstart -- tail --version
> Thanks! No, I hadn't, and that works great.
> I still find the usage syntax to be misleading though:
> Usage: cygstart [OPTION]... FILE [ARGUMENTS]
> What are ARGUMENTS if not to be passed to the execution of
> FILE? (For
> people relatively new to the nuances of cygwin/Linux (like
> myself), '--'
> is a pretty obscure feature.)
Consider the question of how one would grep for the string "--version" in a
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